UP Polls

Analysis: How did the BJP win a bigger mandate than they did in 2017?

In an exclusive interview with TNIE, senior journalist and political analyst Ratan Mani Lal speaks about the UP Assembly results, how BJP retained UP with huge majority, fall of Congress party and many more.

published on : 11th March 2022

Assembly Polls 2022 updates: All eyes on Lakhimpur as phase four of UP election gets underway

Voting for 59 Assembly constituencies spread over 9 districts in UP began on Feb 23 morning. The polling started at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm. This is the fourth phase of the Assembly polls in UP, where elections are to be held in 7 seven rounds. The 4th phase of polling will decide the fate of 624 candidates in 59 Assembly segments.

published on : 23rd February 2022

Uttar Pradesh polls: BJP government did nothing except divide people, says Sonia Gandhi

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday accused the BJP of meting out "step-motherly" treatment to Raebareli and urged people to vote for her party candidates in the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls. Gandhi also hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, accusing them of mismanagement during the COVID-19 pandemic.

published on : 22nd February 2022

State polls 2022: Multi-cornered contest in Punjab, 3rd phase in UP to seal Akhilesh's fate

Voting for 117 Assembly seats in Punjab began on Sunday morning amid tight security arrangements. Polling started at 8 am and will continue till 6 pm. A total of 1,304 candidates, including 93 women and two transgenders, are in the fray for the high-stake electoral contest. There are 2,14,99,804 voters, including 1,02,00,996 women.

published on : 20th February 2022

CM Pinarayi Vijayan uses Yogi Adityanath taunt to talk up Kerala

Kerala CM #PinarayiVijayan hit back at UP CM #YogiAdityanath for his caution to the voters that "UP will become Kashmir, Kerala and Bengal if they make a mistake”. Taking to Twitter, Pinarayi said the people of UP would want Uttar Pradesh to become Kerala as it has better amenities. 

published on : 10th February 2022

UP Polls 2022-Phase 1: Over 2.28 crore voters to decide fate of 623 candidates

Uttar Pradesh is all set to decide the fate of several BJP heavyweights in its first Assembly election after Covid-19. Polling has begun in 58 seats spread across 11 districts of Western UP on Thursday. The 11 districts are — Shamli, Hapur, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Baghpat, Ghaziabad, Bulandshahr, Aligarh, Mathura and Agra.

published on : 10th February 2022

'Love jihad' will result in 10-year punishment, Rs 1 lakh fine: BJP manifesto for UP

The BJP on Tuesday promised 10-year punishment and Rs 1 lakh fine for those indulging in 'love jihad' if it returns to power in Uttar Pradesh. The announcement was made by Union Home Minister Amit Shah during the release of the election manifesto titled 'Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patra 2022' for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.

published on : 8th February 2022

UP Polls: PM Modi lookalike who sells cucumber to contest elections from Lucknow

Meet Abhinandan Pathak. He is better known as PM Modi’s lookalike. Abhinandan will contest the Sarojini Nagar Assembly seat in Lucknow as an independent candidate. Pathak, 56, who is from Saharanpur, claims he had sought a ticket from the BJP, but got no response.

published on : 2nd February 2022

Voters' guide to UP Polls Phase 5

With the fifth phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly election one day away, here's all the information you need before casting your vote 

published on : 27th February 2017

UP elections Phase 3: Polling for 69 seats begins

The third phase of Uttar Pradesh's assembly elections sees a tight contest among BJP, BSP and the SP- Congress alliance for 69 seats in the state's legislature. 

published on : 19th February 2017

Mulayam Singh's emotional appeal shows Aparna Yadav is losing in elections: Rita Bahuguna Joshi

After casting her vote, Lucknow Candidate for BJP Rita Bahuguna Joshi said that Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav's emotional appeal points to the fact that Aparna Yadav is losing the polls 

published on : 19th February 2017